How do you count car insurance costs?

What’s the best way to count up your car insurance to figure out how much it’ll cost? I don’t want to get scammed into paying way too much.

Answer
Counting up insurance costs can be tricky. Different providers use different algorithms to calculate your premium, so it’s nearly impossible to determine how much you’ll pay without getting a quote.
That being said, you can use these factors to estimate your final price:
  • Your car. In general, pricier cars are more expensive to insure.
  • Your car’s safety rating. Safer cars can minimize injury, posing a lower financial risk for providers.
  • Your driving history. Since it shows how responsible you are as a driver, your history plays a large role in determining your rate
  • Your gender, age, and marital status. Young drivers, men, and single people are generally considered less responsible parties.
  • Your credit score. Since it indicates whether you’ll keep up with your payments, your credit score will be a large factor in determining your insurance rate.
  • Your address. Depending on crime rates and other conditions in your area, your rate may change.
  • The amount of coverage. As a general rule, the more coverage you buy, the more it will cost!
For help finding the best rate on the coverage you want, try Jerry. A licensed broker, the Jerry app will help you find and compare rates from over 50 to providers in minutes. All you have to do is choose the provider you like the best, and Jerry can help you switch policies and cancel your old one!
Liz Jenson
Answered on Nov 08, 2021
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